Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS) Service Bath and North East Somerset

Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS) Service Bath and North East Somerset

IRIS is a domestic violence training, support and referral programme that aims to improve the identification and response to patients who are or have been affected by domestic violence and abuse across general practices in B&NES.

Identification and Referral to Improve Safety (IRIS) Service

Reference number:19222

Deadline date:14/07/2014

This deadline is for…Expression of interest and completion of Pre-Qualification Questionnaire

Contract value:£0 – £147,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out:Bath and North East SomersetBath and North East Somerset Only

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers?Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations?Yes

Name of the buying organisation:Bath and North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group

Description of the contract

Bath and North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), in collaboration with Bath and North East Somerset Council, seeks to commission an “Identification and Referral to Improve Safety” (IRIS) service. IRIS is a domestic violence training, support and referral programme that aims to improve the identification and response to patients who are or have been affected by domestic violence and abuse across general practices in B&NES. The contracted service will provide a specialist domestic violence and abuse worker (an Advocate Educator) who will be an experienced provider of domestic abuse advice and an effective trainer. They will: 1. Provide training to the practice team to promote awareness of domestic abuse, use of HARKS (an electronic prompt in the medical record system), safe clinical enquiry and referral pathways, and safety and confidentiality. 2. Provide on-going advice and support to general practices. 3. Take referrals directly from general practice so that expert advocacy can be given to patients. 4. Act as a link between primary care and the MARAC process. 5. Monitor and evaluate performance. The Advocate Educator will work in partnership with a local clinical lead to deliver the model, which is based upon partnership work between primary care and specialist third sector agencies. . This programme has been evaluated through rigorous research, and is in use in several areas in England (http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(11)61179-3/abstract). The local implementation will build on the learning from the initial project in Bristol and Hackney and learning from within Bath & North East Somerset. This commission will be jointly funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset (year one only) and thereafter fully funded by the Bath & North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group Anticipated funding is approximately £60k in year 1 and £40k in each of years 2 & 3.

 

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Classification of the contract

85000000Health and social work services

Additional information

Contract type:Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement?No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding?No

Contract will be awarded based on:Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract:36 Months

Who to contact

Contact nameSarah Mahony

Organisation nameCentral Southern Commissioning Support Unit

Address, BA2 5RP

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How to apply

Accessing the PQQ: The procurement will be conducted via the www.nhssourcing.co.uk e-tendering website. If you are interested in tendering for this opportunity, please access the website and register your organisation. Once organisations have registered on the above website they will be given access to the PQQ. Please note that if you are intending to take part in this process as a consortium you must register on the e-tendering website as that consortium and only complete one PQQ. All applicants will be asked to complete and return the PQQ (via the website) by 5pm on Monday, 14th July 2014, at the latest. Following assessment of the PQQs, short-listed applicants will be given access (via the website) to the full contract documentation and invited to tender for the service. Should you require any assistance in accessing or registering on the e-tendering website please contact the Sourcing Helpdesk – Phone 0800 3684850 and/or email help@bravosolution.co.uk). The contract will be for 36 months with the option to extend for a further 2 years. The anticipated contract start date is 1st November 2014.

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